WMG regarding the author of Axis Powers Hetalia goes here.
Himaruya is VERY proud of himself.Not only did he create an internet phenomenon, he created hoards of raging female fans, practically teasing tons of people wanting to join in on the fun, spawned countless internet memes that will eventually rot our minds, and sparked a huge controversy. If you were a regular college New Yorker that simply made a webcomic and caused all this....wouldn't you be just absolutely euphoric?
Hidekaz Himaruya is in on the whole thing.If this fic is any indication, he's one of the "scribes" observing the Nations since World War II. And he's using the knowledge learned as Japan's scribe to make the franchise. The catch is that they're supposed to be top secret. So he tweaks and waters down some details, passes his work as fiction and cover his tracks on the Internet. Even if he were to talk to another scribe about, say, Francis streaking during the Tour de France, none would be the wiser.
Himaruya is an alpaca
Himaruya is gay.Hence the preference for Ho Yay in almost all of his works
Himaruya was conflicted on whether to make Canada or Mexico but chose Canada.
Himaruya will release one or two nations every year, most likely a principality and will reveal a big nation only when he needs to promote something.
Himaruya IS EstoniaNot an author avatar, but actually him. Eesti is watching the other nations and putting their antics in a webcomic For the Lulz.
Spain is Himaruya's favorite characterThere's been so much of Spain in sketches on his blog and in the manga. Heck he was even the spokesperson for promoting book 3. Let's face it Himaruya is hot for Spain.
Himaruya works at a travel agency as his day job.
Himaruya intended to troll us with Hetalia from the very beginning.
"Hidekaz Himaruya" doesn't really exist.Let me explain. Japan one day gets really bored and starts doing some doodles of his friends. On a whim, he decides to make little comics of them. When he shows the others, they all like them, and someone (probably America) dares him to make a webcomic out of it. Japan comes up with the pen name "Hidekaz Himruya", and even designs "Himaruya", making him look a bit like Estonia for a laugh. Italy is the titular character because Japan is trying to hide the fact that he's the author - it'd be pretty obvious were Japan the main character - and the "hetare Italia" bit was a joke suggested by Germany that Italy hasn't managed to get yet. He's careful to make fun of himself a bit, getting tips from the others on how they see his quirkiness. Of course, he can't resist giving himself oodles of Ship Tease. South Korea gets a bit upset over it, but other then that, the others love the little comics. I mean, come on. Who would know history better then someone who had seen it first-hand? I mean, Japan can directly access primary sources for all sorts of historical events, and recent history is no problem for him. He's also seen firsthand what world conferences and G8 meetings are like. He came up with the cover story of "Himaruya" having gone to America and met lots of people from other nationalities to explain "Himaruya"'s knowledge of stuff to do with other countries.
He won't make the Holocaust a KAWAII DESU YAOI FEST because he's not an assholeActually, this is pretty much confirmed in a way. He won't touch the Holocaust because there are just some things you can't DESU DESU up ever. I think he even said he wouldn't even go near the issue without serious consideration and with a very dark tone, and was rather disgusted by some of the holocaust yaoi popping up with Germany and Poland.
Himaruya is going to start doing more serious strips...... about the nature of an implications of being a nation-tan.
Volume 4 included the strip ''A Bientot (Until we meet again)'' We've had stuff on France's relationship with Jeanne d'Arc before, but... this felt different. I missed this strip at first, and when I saw it mentioned by others I assumed it was fanfiction. It really goes into the sad parts of being a country.
And then there was the micronations event. This might just be me, but the stuff on Nikko Nikko seemed to confirm the theory that nation-tans turn human when their country disappears. And he even included notes at the end about what generally happens when a country disappears and how some survive!
These two together make me wonder if Himaruya is starting to think more seriously about his series. I think he's still mainly do the jokes, but he seems to be touching on the more serious stuff more often lately. I think there might be a few guesses about the nature of the nations confirmed or jossed before too long.
Himaruya never met a Malaysian in his life. EVER.Lots of fans think the Malaysia concept was a gender trap, given the ambigious unisexual pronoun the Japanese text used. Why would Himaruya say Malaysia is a he/she then? Also considering how he has not made a chibi doodle with he/she. If you are Malaysian in any way, go scout for Himaruya RIGHT NOW.
Whenever Himaruya is on hiatus, he is travelling.And taking a very long one too! If it goes more than 3 months (the maximum time possible to visit a country), he is spending another 3 months in another nation.